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Jeep Ponders Hybrid Powertrains

Dec 30 2013 11:05 AM | Jeep News
Like every other automaker, Jeep is looking at ways to reduce emissions and increase fuel economy in light of more stringent regulations. One technology the off-road brand is looking at is hybrid technology.
 
“We are absolutely looking at different things in that field and we are very active behind the scenes in the development of these systems and how it fits into our profile,” said Chrysler’s Asia-Pacific product planning manager, Steve Bartoli, to Drive.com.au.
 
“With greenhouse gas and regulatory constraints around the world, it is definitely pushing our hand in that way but we haven’t made any decisions on that and we’re not ready to talk about that.”
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Rumorpile: Smallest Jeep To Be Shown At Geneva With Jeepster Name

Dec 18 2013 12:25 PM | Jeep News
A name from Jeep's past will be resurrected for a new subcompact model. Drive.com.au reports that Jeep will be showing off a new model at Geneva Motor Show in March wearing the Jeepster name. The Jeepster will based on the upcoming Fiat 500X crossover and feature more a rugged appearance. Front-wheel drive will be standard, while all-wheel drive will be a option.
 
Production is expected to happen next fall at Fiat's Melfi plant. Sales begin sometime in 2015.
 
Source: Drive.com.au
 
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


Chrysler's CEO Says They Will Not Repeat Mistakes From The Cherokee Launch

Oct 31 2013 07:45 AM | Jeep News
William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
October 31, 2013
 
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne vowed this week that the company would not repeat the mistakes that caused the new 2014 Cherokee to be delayed.
 
"What we've learned is that we'll never repeat it. We're never going to take a plant down and be out of the market for over a year," Marchionne said on a call with analysts.
 
The Cherokee is the first Chrysler vehicle to use a new nine-speed automatic transmission. However, problems arose with how the engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system interacted with each other. Engineers worked for months to create a software patch to smooth out...


Jeep Cherokees Are Heading Out Soon

Oct 22 2013 07:40 AM | William Maley in Jeep News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 22, 2013   Jeep's long-standing nightmare is over. Automotive News is reporting that deliveries of the Cherokee will be heading off to dealers within the next ten days.   Chrysler is in...



Jeep Cherokees Still Waiting On Fix For Transmission

Oct 15 2013 09:45 AM | William Maley in Jeep News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 15, 2013   It has been a few weeks since we reported on the Jeep Cherokee and its transmission woes and the news hasn't gotten better. The Detroit News is reporting that Cherokees are still p...





Chrysler Restores Second Shift At Toledo, Cherokee To Miss On Sale Date

Sep 27 2013 07:35 AM | William Maley in Jeep News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com September 27, 2013   Back on Wednesday, Chrysler announced that they were temporarily laying-off 500 workers from the second shift at their Toledo, Ohio plant because the company had built enough Jee...



Chrysler Puts A Halt On Cherokee Production *UPDATED

Sep 23 2013 03:20 PM | William Maley in Jeep News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com September 23, 2013   In a surprising move today, Chrysler has halted Cherokee production at its Toledo, Ohio plant.    “We have been producing vehicles since the end of June and have...